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Chris Hemsworth's Thor Workout

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Chris Hemsworth was actually kinda skinny up until Thor.

He apparently had never really lifted weights until it was time to get the body of a god.

And boy are we glad he did it!

So great that Men's Health got together both the circuits that Chris did!

Check them out so you can get the body of a god too:

Get a body like Thor: Circuits One & Two

To give you an upper-body like Thor star Chris Hemsworth, strength and conditioning expert Jamie Sawyer has devised this workout. Perform circuit one and circuit two, once a week

Circuit One

Side-to-side pull-ups

Reps 6-8

Grab a chin-up bar with an overhand grip, hands wider than your shoulders. Pull yourself up and to the left, touching your chin to your left hand. Repeat on the right hand side.

Rest 10 secs

Cable crossovers

Reps 8-12

Stand with your back to a cable crossover machine, with a handle in each hand. Lean forward. Bring both cables in front of you. Then release to the start.

Rest 20 secs

High-incline treadmill

Set the treadmill to a 10% incline and a speed of around 70% of your flat-out sprint. Then sprint for 45 secs.

Rest 10 secs

High-incline treadmill

Set the treadmill to a 10% incline and a speed of around 70% of your flat-out sprint. Then sprint for 45 secs.

Rest 10 secs

Med ball throws against a wall

Reps 6-8

Stand left side-on, 2m from a wall with a medicine ball in the crook of your right arm. Bring it back, then fling the ball into the wall, turning to land with your other foot nearest to the wall. Repeat with the other arm.

Rest 20 secs

Cable wood chops

Reps 6-8

Stand by a cable machine, feet wider than shoulder-width apart, holding one cable handle with both hands. With straight arms, pull the cable from above your right shoulder across the front of your body, until the handle is in line with your left hip.

Rest 20 secs

Farmer's walk

Select a pair of heavy dumb-bells and put them on the ground at your sides, with 5m of clear space ahead of you. Pick up the weights, hold them at your sides with straight arms, walk 5m, turn and walk back.

Rest 60 secs

Repeat circuit 3-4 times

Circuit Two

Zercher squats

Reps 4-6

Rack a bar at waist height. Squat, and grip it in the crook of your elbows, stand and step back. Spread your feet wider than shoulder-width and squat until your elbows touch your knees. Pause, then stand.

Rest 10 secs

Eccentric lateral holds

With a dumb-bell in each hand, arms at your sides, raise your arms out and up until the weights are level with your shoulders. Hold for 30 secs, fighting to keep the descent as slow as possible.

Rest 20 secs

Rowing intervals

Reps 20 / 10×4

Warm up with a minute of gentle rowing, building up speed. Set the resistance to full. Row flat out for 20 secs, then go steady for 10 secs. Do 4 minutes total.

Rest 10 secs

Barbell punch press

Reps 6-8

Set a barbell in a corner, one end locked against the floor. Hold the barbell in your right hand. Rock back and ‘punch’ it forward, for the rep count. Reverse your stance, repeat with your left hand.

Rest 20 secs

Med ball slams

Reps 6-8

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, a med ball held in both hands. Raise it above your head as high as you can, then slam it forcefully down onto the floor in front of you. Mind your toes.

Rest 30 secs

Weight plate circles

Grab a heavy weight plate in both hands. With arms slightly bent, rotate it over and around your head, in constant motion for 30 secs, then do 30 secs in the opposite direction.

Rest 60 secs

Repeat circuit 3-4 times

We know, we know, that's a lot of info but what, did you think you could wish your way to the body of a god??

Thor probably throws around huge boulders (and monsters) and plays with lighting bolts (do NOT play with lighting).

You wanna match that? Then try both circuit one and circuit two!

Want more movie star workouts?? Check out Taylor Lautner's Twilight workout and get abs like a werewolf!!

[Image via Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures.]

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